Eric Saul

Eric Saul is the founder of the nonprofit organization Visas for Life and the Executive Director of ISRAH. He served as the founding curator of the Military Museum at the Presidio of San Francisco from 1973-1986, and has designed and circulated a number of exhibitions on the contribution of minorities in the US military, including Go For Broke: Japanese American Soldiers Fighting on Two Fronts.

Updated November 2013

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Go For Broke: Japanese American Soldiers Fighting on Two Fronts - Part 2 of 2

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You Nisei volunteered from Hawaii and even the very internment camps in the United States.

As you volunteered, your fathers advised you that this is your country, your loyalty must be to the United States. They told you: fight if you must and die if you must, but remember, don’t bring shame to your family, to the community, or to your country.

Thirty-three thousand of you Nisei served this country, with incredible honor and distinction, unmatched in the military history annals of the United States. You Nisei knew that much was at stake and that you ...

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Go For Broke: Japanese American Soldiers Fighting on Two Fronts - Part 1 of 2

* Speech presented by curator Eric Saul at the Japanese American National Museum on November 10, 2013 for the Go For Broke: Japanese American Soldiers Fighting on Two Fronts Member Preview Reception.

I think we all felt that we had an obligation to do the best we could and make a good record. So that when we came back we can come back with our heads high and say, ‘Look, we did as much as anybody else for this country and we proved our loyalty; and now we would like to take our place in the community just like anybody else ...

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